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Return Unused Medicines to a Pharmacy

A new campaign from Te Whatu Ora – Nelson Marlborough asks the community to Read, Remove, Return

Driven to improve patient safety and keep communities safe, Community Pharmacy Facilitator Caroline Allen and Suicide Prevention/Postvention Coordinator Paul Martin teamed up with Jane Kinsey, GM Mental Health and Addictions, to create a campaign to encourage our community to return their unused medicines to a pharmacy.

All medicines if taken incorrectly at the wrong dose, or by the wrong person, for the wrong condition, have the potential to cause harm. This campaign seeks to keep communities safe by encouraging whānau to bring any unwanted, expired, or surplus medicines to the pharmacy.

All people have to do is Read, Remove, Return:

Click here to learn more on the Return Unused Medicines webpage

Perhaps by sharing the campaign materials through your teams, social media, or in places people, frequent such as waiting rooms?

In the Return Unused Medicines Dropbox you will find email signatures, social media tiles, video screens and more.

If you would like printed materials, like posters, wallet cards, or convenient bags for people to collect their medicines in, please email Caroline Allen.


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